Jake Blount (2022)

One of the most exciting rising stars in American roots music

Thanks to all the promoters and audiences who supported Jake’s 2022 tour – he and the band were simply spectacular!

Date Location Venue
Thu, 19/05/2022 Hackney, London Paper Dress Vintage (presented by Fire in the Mountain)
Fri, 20/05/2022 Luton The Bear Club
Sat, 21/05/2022 Meltham, Huddersfield The Carlile Institute
Sun, 22/05/2022 Saltaire The Live Room
Tue, 24/05/2022 Kendal, Cumbria Ruskins (contact American Roots in Cumbria)
Thu, 26/05/2022 Aberystwyth The Bank Vault
Fri, 27/05/2022 Swansea Taliesin Arts Centre
Sat, 28/05/2022 Marple, Cheshire Roman Lakes Tea Dances
Tue, 31/05/2022 Sheffield The Greystones (with Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno)
Wed, 01/06/2022 Norwich Carberrys (presented by Corncutter Promotions)
Sat, 04/06/2022 West Wales Fire in the Mountain festival (SOLD OUT/waitlist)
Sun, 05/06/2022 West Wales Fire in the Mountain festival (SOLD OUT/waitlist)

Jake Blount is a compelling, award-winning young artist whose debut full length solo album Spider Tales was released in 2020 to widespread acclaim, with glowing reviews from The Guardian, Rolling Stone and more. An exceptional banjoist and fiddler, and powerful, soulful singer, Jake was also one of the winners of the 2020 Steve Martin Banjo Prize. Jake is a Board member of Bluegrass Pride and his work shines a light on the major contributions that Black, Indigenous and LGBTQ artists have made to American folk and traditional music, often previously overlooked. Jake has studied with roots music luminaries including Rhiannon Giddens and Bruce Molsky, and has shared his music and research at the Newport Folk Festival, the Smithsonian Institution and Yale University, among many other prestigious venues.

“On top of being wildly intelligent and knowledgeable, Jake’s also a killer musician and it’s an incredible combo. – Rhiannon Giddens, RTÉ Cultural Picks

Jake has collaborated with numerous stellar musicians including fiddler Tatiana Hargreaves and step dancer Nic Gareiss, and has previously toured with The Moose Whisperers and the duo Tui. On this 2022 tour he’ll be performing with his own sensational stringband, whose regular line-up includes George Jackson (fiddle, banjo), Nelson Williams (bass) and Gus Tritsch (guitar), all super talented in their own right. We’re particularly excited to hear that George is likely to be part of the touring band, after we had to cancel 2020 tour plans for this wonderful multi-instrumentalist. We’re pretty damn excited all round, to be planning these dates for Jake Blount and co! Expect a captivating blend of old time fiddle tunes, evocative jazz and blues songs and footstomping bluegrass…we cannot wait!